BLHM3 students with Mr. Twaha Busomba handing over stuff to the pupils and staff of Bishop Wills school
MUBS Hospitality day is the biggest entertainment and educational event that takes place every year at Makerere University Business School. The event is organized by the Faculty of Marketing and Hospitality Management (FMHM) together with the students of Bachelors of Leisure and Hospitality Management in their final year of study (BLHM3)
This is an event where students are practically examined on what they have studied in class. This years’ event was held under the theme Enhancing University- industry engagement for Social – Economic Transformation” on April 20 , 2018 at the MUBS main campus, Nakawa.
The event composed of eight portfolios which included, media relations , managing artists , celebrities and showbiz , events management , awards and incentives , sports business portfolio, fashion and design , filming ,entertainment and franchising.
The students also carried out Corporate Social Responsibility by donating scholastic and building materials to Bishop Wills school of the disabled in Iganga. This school lacks learning equipment for the deaf&blind and the studying environment needs more attention. The BLHM3 students were determined to help pupils at Bishop Wills school, of the disabled this was proved by their tireless efforts during the car wash which was used to raise funds to buy the stuff they donated to the School.
The Hospitality day was started by the Faculty in 2009 with the of engaging the public and different organizations to develop the country into middle-class economy. The hospitality week also equips students with hands-on skills in the hospitality industry. Through such events, potential employers are able to spot the best students and offer them jobs.
According to the Dean, Dr. Geoffrey Bakunda, the idea was to boost the confidence of the Hospitality Students and improve on their attitude towards the program by providing them with a platform to see several opportunities within the industry.
Dr. Bakunda notes that over the past nine (9) years, this idea has been realized and the dream has since become a reality evidenced by the increasing numbers of students pursuing the program, confidence and pride of the students in all their academic programs and increased number of hospitality students employed in different fields within the industry.